Minimum wage factoid not based on the minimum wage
"The average age of the minimum wage worker is 35 years old."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Friday, June 20th, 2014
Unlike Walker, she would have tried negotiations
Says opponent Mary Burke told reporters she would have "required workers to give up bargained-for healthcare and retirement benefits like Gov. Walker."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, May 29th, 2014
Make that seven minimum wage hikes.
"Since 1988, Congress has raised its own salary 15 times 'to reflect rising costs.' But raised the minimum wage only three times."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Monday, December 2nd, 2013
He vetoed some equal pay bills, signed others
Chris Christie "cut equal pay for women, calling it 'senseless bureaucracy.' "
— Politifact National on Thursday, October 17th, 2013
Decrease in home care was smaller, no evidence it was due to unionization
"Six years after unionization, 20,000 fewer children in Illinois were being served by the Child Care and Development Fund program."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, October 13th, 2013
Too many wrong numbers here
In Rhode Island, 9 percent of workers use the state's temporary disability insurance program each year while in New Jersey, the rate is only 3 percent.
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, July 14th, 2013
Try less than half
"More than 50 percent of those people getting minimum wage in this state are high school students."
— Politifact New Jersey on Thursday, December 13th, 2012
Update: Labor department withdraws rules
A proposed U.S. Labor Department rule for children working on farms "would even ban youth from operating a battery-powered screwdriver or a pressurized garden hose."
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, April 26th, 2012
The law involved more than more for pensions, health care
In labor negotiations with city employees, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett "demanded concessions that went beyond those mandated" by Gov. Scott Walker’s collective bargaining law
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
UPDATE: Labor Department withdraws rules
"This rule could prevent children under 18 from using such tools as a power screwdriver, a milking machine or something as simple as a wheelbarrow on the family farm . . . "
— Politifact Tennessee on Sunday, April 15th, 2012
Argument is a red herring
"What president has the worst record on female labor force participation? Barack Obama."
— Politifact National on Thursday, April 12th, 2012
Not necessarily causing economic benefits
"If you look at states that are right to work, they constantly do not have budget deficits and they have very good business climates."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, February 19th, 2012
Loosen law? Yes. Get rid of it? No.
"Speaker Gingrich has said that we ought to get rid of our child labor laws."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
Claim treats intangibles as actual costs
"Government employees make 43 percent more in wages and benefits" than private-sector workers.
— Politifact Ohio on Friday, November 4th, 2011
Just 4 to 6 nurses of each 100 in Ohio are public employees
"Senate Bill 5 makes it harder for nurses to give the patients the quality care they need."
— Politifact Ohio on Monday, October 10th, 2011
They were exempt under former law, too
Says that politicians who approved collective bargaining restrictions for public employees "exploited a loophole exempting themselves from Senate Bill 5."
— Politifact Ohio on Friday, October 7th, 2011
Broad-brush claim paints blame too widely
"We have asked public employees to pay 10 percent of the costs of their guaranteed pension and 15 percent of the cost of their health care. ... The leadership of those public employees unions don't want to pay anything."
— Politifact Ohio on Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
Savings will take decades to achieve
"In the past six years alone, changes to the pension formula … have saved over half a billion dollars."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, September 25th, 2011
Twisting what the polls say
"Two-thirds of Granite Staters oppose the Tea Party" and its agenda on labor unions.
— Politifact National on Friday, September 16th, 2011
Didn't ask, did tell
"I asked the unions to pay into their own health care insurance ... and they said I was being unreasonable. I requested that they contribute toward their own pensions ... and they screamed it was unfair."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, September 16th, 2011